CONCACAF Gold Cup 2009: Mexico vs. Panama


The 12-team tournament for the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean continues with a doubleheader tonight in Houston, Texas, with Guadeloupe facing Nicaragua and Mexico vs. Panama in the nightcap.

Despite Mexico’s 2-0 victory against Nicaragua on Sunday, the squad received bitter criticism because of their disappointing performance.

Tonight, El Tri will try to notch their second win of the tournament at the Reliant Stadium. Mexico and Panama have played a total of eight times and El Tri has won six and tied twice. Panama must at least squeeze a draw against the Mexicans to stay alive.

The match kicks-off at 10:00 p.m. EDT.

UPDATE: Panama held Mexico to a 1-1 draw in Houston that ended in chaos after a conflict between Mexican coach Javier Aguirre and a Panamanian player triggered fights between fans in the stands.

Watch the highlights below: